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Principal Planning Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Cameron de Wit

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876014

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Somerset in the search for 3 Planning Officers at varying levels - Officer - Senior - Principal, each role will be offered on an initial 6-month basis.
All successful candidates will be expected to have sufficient experience supporting a local authority Development Management team.
Professional Responsibilities
Officer and Senior planners - To manage a caseload of householder and minor applications
Principal officer - Experienced planning officers required to progress major and/or significant planning applications. Required to have significant post qualification experience to deliver development management solutions for new development including planning applications, strategic and/or major developments, advice, appeals, and related compliance, and enforcement. This role also provides technical advice and guidance to others (including other professionals) involved in delivery of Development Management and may have responsibility for managing resources within a project or team (budget and/or people) and for supporting the decision-making process for planning applications within the service.
Person Specification
·Assists team members through mentoring and longer term assistance, encourages and empowers others, role model for others Service user/ outcome focused
·Sets challenging goals for self and others and identifies opportunities and barriers and deals with them to achieve service delivery Problem solving & judgment
·Facilitates others to solve problems, breaks down complex issues into manageable parts and thinks through the implications of decisions Planning & Organising
·Prioritises and organises work for self and other team members, makes plans to meet the longer term requirements of the service Business Awareness
·Understands the contribution the role makes to the service and organisation as a whole, thinks outside own area of work to appreciate the aims of other services.
The contract offered is for an initial 6-month duration with the potential to extend, the council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering flexible working arrangements with site visits once a fortnight
A comprehensive working knowledge and experience of Development Management is essential. It would be beneficial to hold a Planning Degree or equivalent Planning qualification and full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, although this is not mandatory.

Carrington West Pay Rate - Up to £40 per/hour
Job Ref - 34744
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.